B. Kim Min-jae in front of 45,000 fans in Munich, fans give him a standing ovation for his ‘monster’ appearance
‘Monster defender’ Kim Min-jae (27-Bayern Munich) was in front of his home fans for the first time since joining Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga. The 45,000 fans in attendance gave him a warm welcome.
The Bavarians held their “team presentation” on Thursday (July 24) at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, to kick off the season.
The Bavarians, who have already begun training, used the occasion to share their intentions for the season, and newcomer Kim Min-jae greeted fans for the first time in a Bavarian uniform.
On April 19, Bayern Munich officially announced the signing of Kim Min-jae to a five-year contract until 2028. He was given the number 3 jersey, just like Napoli (Italy).
While the club did not disclose the specifics of the deal, the buyout (minimum transfer fee) paid to Napoli was reportedly €50 million (approximately $71 million). His annual salary will be around 12 million euros (about 17.2 billion won).
Kim, who joined the team for training in Tegernsee near Munich last week to warm up, made his first appearance in front of the home fans on Sunday and was the last of the defenders to be called up, along with Matthijs de Ligt, Alfonso Davies and Dayot Upamecano, to cheers from the crowd.
The stadium announcer introduced him as “Monster Kim Min-jae,” and the 45,000 fans in attendance greeted him with thunderous applause.
Kim warmed up and practiced with his teammates in front of the home fans.
After the team presentation, the Bayern Munich squad will head to Japan for their Asian tour.
The Bavarians will play their first practice match against Manchester City (England) in Tokyo, Japan, on July 26, followed by a match against Kawasaki F.Frontale (Japan) on July 29. On August 2, 토토사이트 the team travels to Singapore to face Liverpool (England).